CAN PASTORAL NOMADS RETURN TO THEIR TRADITIONAL LIVELIHOOD OF RAISING LIVESTOCK IN THE REGISTAN DESERT OF SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN?

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    Abstract

    Background Regi stan is situated in southern Afghanistan, bordered by the sand dunes
    south of the Arghandab River in the north and by the Pakistan border in the south. It is part of
    the African-Indian Desert region with a total area of about 24,000 km2 that includes part of
    the Kandahar, Helmand and Nimroz districts. It has a Mediterranean arid climate
    characterised by low winter rainfall from November to May, high summer air temperatures
    (above 40 C in August) and a high rate of potential evaporation (about 3000 mm annually) …‏
    Original languageEnglish GB
    Pages (from-to)214-229
    JournalNomadic Peoples
    Volume8
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • Biological sciences -- Biology -- Zoology
    • Environmental studies -- Atmospheric sciences -- Meteorology
    • Behavioral sciences -- Anthropology -- Ethnology
    • Biological sciences -- Biology -- Botany
    • Biological sciences -- Agriculture -- Agricultural sciences

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